Gluten Free at Whole Foods

156 ratings
Cider, Beer, Dessert, Organic + 3 more
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4 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Great selection of gluten free items!

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Celiac
2 months ago

No fresh gluten free items in the bakery. Very disappointing that the few gf items are frozen or bulk packaged.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They sell gluten free grocery items. I was told as for the buffet style food they can't guarantee it's gluten free because it's all made in the same kitchen.

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Celiac
3 months ago

They have so many great packaged items but so disappointed they have no freshly prepared safe gluten free options. We live close and my husband and I eat here often but there are no safe items for our celiac kids. We would think a place like this would have its own counter or area for preparing safe food. Even the gelato wasn’t safe and the employee had no idea what I was talking about. Whole Foods needs to sept it up for having fresh food for gluten free and celiac people.

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Celiac
3 months ago

Able to stock up on GF snacks between airport and hotel. Added plus is the Target upstairs for other necessities and Total Wine in same shopping center.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Best selection of gluten free pasta and gluten free baking ingredients. They have some gluten free cereals that are not available at other stores. I shop here every week.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Couldn’t think if a better place for GF options. The staff is highly qualified to discuss your options. They go the extra mile to be helpful.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

There are so many gluten free options- from prepared food, fresh ingredients, pastas, breads, donuts, frozen items, crackers- you name it! We have even stopped in here for a gf cheesecake (mini rounds) before movies! Awesome! 🙌👏👍

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great salad and hot bar, with clearly labelled ingredients. Wide range of snacks and baked goods, also, so very easy to find something to grab.

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Celiac
5 months ago

Unless your looking for over priced frozen bread,cake or cupcakes - Don’t wast your time. Very disappointing selection.

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Celiac
5 months ago

They used to be great about listing ingredients. It’s kind of hit and miss now. Lately the food seems like it is not very fresh too. :(.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Good place! Some initial problems to understand the gluten free foods

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Celiac
6 months ago

Every item on their hot bar has listed ingredients so it’s super easy to be sure you’re getting a gf meal in a buffet style setting.

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Not celiac
6 months ago

They have gluten free calamari, gluten free roll options for burgers and all of the gluten free items labeled appropriately on their menu. They have about 6 different flavors of chicken wings that were all gluten free! Their French fries aren’t gluten free but they offer a salad as a side choice instead!

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6 months ago

Stopped carrying their gluten free buns. Don’t have a dedicated fryer. They have salad though?

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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Lots of good gluten free options, including WFM bakery line items that are delicious. A little pricey though.

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Celiac
7 months ago

This review is for “The Kitchen Counter” at this Whole Foods Market. I enjoyed a gluten free made to order burger (avocado, grilled onion, grilled mushroom, beef). One of the workers, whose son has celiac disease, offered to make me sweet potato fries from scratch in the back so that there wouldn’t be any cross contamination risk with fryer oil. My husband said his balsamic salmon risotto with roasted vegetables was delicious. I also enjoyed a glass of wine. James ordered a Gold Rush which was super tasty.

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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

very knowledgeable employees, they use to have celiac meetings once per quarter of the year.

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Celiac
7 months ago

I’ve never seen a Whole Foods this huge! Not so many gluten free fresh options but a must see in Austin! 😊

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8 months ago

I agree, it is a hustle to find GF in here sometimes. I’ve asked them which one was GF on their hot bar but was told probably non because they can’t guarantee cross contamination. It’s weird that a place like Whole Foods can’t muster up willingness to accommodate us since this is a health food store, when LOVEY’S and the Co-op can, and they are much smaller businesses. I also agree, their food often has too much pepper.

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8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Frozen selection is good but there are too many times where some of the hot food bar items don't have the ingredients listed or they will list the allergy containing ingredients on the bottom but then when you read the entire ingredient list is has gluten?! It doesn't make any sense. I have also seen people use spoons from a gluten item that is sitting right next to a non gluten item and use it, cross contaminating the food.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Grocery Store with GF / Organic options

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

All of the allergens are clearly labeled on all of their prepared foods. So easy to pick up something quick.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

All of the allergens are clearly labeled on all of their prepared foods. So easy to pick up something quick.

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Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

They have a wide variety of gluten free items!

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Celiac
9 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Ordered veggie and cheese catering platters for a party in my home. GF accommodations are not available for catering orders (I asked) and the person who took my order seemed put out that I declined the crackers that came on the cheese platter. Quite disappointed.

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Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

They do a good job with labeling prepared foods. I’ve eaten there many times and not gotten suck.

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10 months ago
Celiac friendly

I love eating at the hot bar at WF because the ingredients for each item are always listed. I’ll usually get some smoked chicken and roasted sweet potatoes and a steamed veggie. There are also a few sushi options that are gluten free! Just avoid anything with sauce (like spicy mayo) and obviously don’t use the soy sauce included. (BYO tamari!)

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Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Barely celiac friendly. Went in to grab something quick to eat. Got the soup and took one bite and knew it had gluten. That was the only thing they said they had that was gluten free. Very disappointed.

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Celiac
11 months ago

Burger bar has gluten free buns

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Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent!!! It’s where I shop for all my gluten free stuff and vegetarian foods. They stock a ton of vegan foods too. I’m always happy shopping or eating there. A+ customer service

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Celiac
1 year ago

I'm a local and do most of my regular shopping here with many gf choices. But I no longer get anything from the hot bar or sandwich bar (even though they have gf bread) because of cross contamination -- have gotten sick too many times. I do eat from the salad bar but with my own dressing.

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Be warned: the hot bar now has very few selections that are gluten free. Even the chili now has wheat in it. On a good day they will have one entree item that is gluten free. Most days though all they have is a side dish or two and maybe a soup. Most of the side dishes now include soy sauce. I spoke to customer service about this a few weeks ago. Nothing has changed.

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Celiac
1 year ago

What’s not love to about Wholefoods. They list all their ingredients on their food bars. Also this location sells amazing desserts from a local bakery.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

good options for groceries.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

You have to stick to packaged foods, but it has everything you need.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Gluten containing meats in deli case so all sliced meats and cheese are possibly contaminated. It’s not hard to carry gluten free ham that doesn’t contaminate your slicers—there are plenty available —they just aren’t trying.

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1 year ago

I've shopped at Whole Foods stores since 2003, when living in Houston, TX; Boulder, CO; Berkeley, CA; and while traveling to many cities around the country. This Whole Foods store in Sebastopol, CA does have more gluten free options than the other grocery stores in Sebastopol. However, I have also found it to be the least gluten free friendly Whole Foods of any place I've lived. I have to go to the Whole Foods in Santa Rosa to get many of my favorite gluten free items.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Gluten free options are very scarce. Asked about gfree in the deli and they don't have many options and cannot guarantee the items will not be cross contaminated. 😳 They make it right there, should be able to clean an area or put paper down and have it be safe. Options throughout the store are pretty limited. Go else.

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1 year ago

great gluten free selections!!

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Not celiac
1 year ago

Clearly labeled. I love the hot bar, but there are other options as well if worried about cross contamination

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Love the pre-made GF pies, cakes, and biscuits!

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Good selection of gluten free flavour. Some gluten free cakes and biscuits. Very Good selection of cereals.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

This Whole Foods location carries a ton of local gluten-free options. Think Rise Bakery fresh breads and cookies as well as a bunch of other unique products from local makers.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Allergen notices around the store; Gluten Free tags with safe products. Knowledgeable and courteous staff.

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1 year ago

They are more careful about organic than they are about gluten.

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Celiac
1 year ago

I love Whole Foods while traveling. It is always a safe haven. I have difficulty finding gf when traveling to Bend, so heading to Whole Foods always is a great option. This location has a super friendly vibe, and it is always a stop for me!

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Don't go here for GF sandwiches Deli counter doesn't have gf bread and refused to use the gf bread we offered to buy.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great go to when travelling. As always, you have to be careful with the buffet as other customers like to contaminate food, but paying attention and you'll be fine.

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Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

This should be a reliable place to find well labeled products and the commercially packaged goods meet all labeling guidelines, BUT. The house prepared foods on the food bar are CONSISTENTLY under-labeled and ingredients are often not included. I can often see that thickeners or oils have been used but the chefs sometimes "wing it" and leave out ingredients. Or else the staff is lazy about posting the labels with ingredients. This morning I got half way thru an unlabeled mystery meat breakfast patty, (I chose because i didn't care what the meat was) before realizing it seems to have a wheat filler or breadcrumbs. I'm gluten intolerant and allergic to canola oil, so I've seen this pattern for thickeners and oils on the food bar across the whole chain in Los Angeles and I have been commenting on it for years. They don't seem to care. This place should be a refuge for people with special dietary needs but it's actually worse because they market as though they care but bury these land mines on the food bar. SO ANNOYING AND CARELESS.

Gluten Free Features
  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Dessert
Categories
  • Grocery Store
  • Lunch
  • Natural Foods Store
  • Organic
Here's the Schmoo cake - looks good but just ok. Wouldn't waste calories on this one.
A lot of breaded chicken right to fresh chicken meat with evidence of breading on the side of the fr
Salmon touch patties containing wheat!
Fresh shrimp touching wheat product.
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Special at the Vue counter, pork tacos with apple slaw and sweet potato fries. Awsome!
Yummy
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Rosemary Trees :)
Great Gourd Selection
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